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Man dies after bus rams into car on Mumbai-Pune e-way

The bus driver Ajaruddin Patel, 26, was arrested and booked.

mumbai Updated: May 23, 2018 00:16 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Pune,Mumbai-Pune expressway
A bus rammed into the man’s car after he slowed down(HT Photo)

Navi Mumbai: A 36-year-old man died after an inter-city passenger bus crashed into his car on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, on Monday.

According to police, Surendra Srivastava had come to Mumbai for work. He was driving home around 7.15pm. As he was crossing the Bhattan area in Raigad district, he suddenly applied the brakes and slowed down. The bus, that was behind his car, hit it.

“Srivastava suffered severe injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital by locals, but he succumbed to his injuries,” said Neelam Pawar, police sub-inspector from Panvel Taluka police station.

The bus driver Ajaruddin Patel, 26, was arrested and booked under Sections 304a, 279, 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

“It is not clear why Srivastava had to apply sudden brakes. We identified him from the documents recovered from his pockets and informed his family,” Pawar said.

She said that the body was handed over to his family after a post mortem was conducted at the Panvel rural hospital. The reports are yet to come.

Accidents on Mumbai-Pune Expressway in 2018

January 9: Three persons died while two others suffered injuries after their car hit a vehicle near Khalapur

January 19: A 60-year-old woman died while two others suffered injuries after their car toppled on the Expressway near Khalapur

February 4: A 26-year-old navy lieutenant posted at Lonavala died of head injuries after his car rear-ended into a truck parked illegally in the third lane of the Expressway in Raigad

February 13: A truck driver and cleaner sustained injuries after another truck rammed into theirs truck near Lonavala

April 1: Two persons were killed and five injured in two separate accidents on the Expressway. The first accident took place in Raigad and the second near Panvel

April 4: 12 passengers of a luxury bus were injured after their bus overturned on the Expressway near Adai circle at Panvel

April 30: Five persons were killed and one seriously injured after a speeding tempo rammed into them on the Expressway near Kalamboli

First Published: May 23, 2018 00:15 IST